Parkers overall rating: 4.2 out of 5 4.2

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Electric motors, home charging 16.7 - 18.7 mpp
Electric motors, public charging 8.3 - 9.3 mpp
Low figures relate to the least economical version; high to the most economical. Based on WLTP combined fuel economy for versions of this car made since September 2017 only, and typical current fuel or electricity costs.

Fuel economy

Electric motors 2.5 - 2.8 miles/kWh
  • Zero tailpipe emissions
  • Claimed 298 mile range
  • Overnight charging at home

Using a 50kW DC charge point – the kind typically found at motorway services and public car parks – requires 85 minutes to take the I-Pace’s 90kWh battery pack from flat to 80% capacity.

Currently the UK is in the early stages of seeing 100kW DC rapid chargers being rolled out: using one of these will see a 0-80% charge take just 40 minutes.

Most electric car owners recharge their vehicles overnight using a dedicated wall box: for a 0-80% recharge using a 7kW AC supply requires 10 hours, which should suit most owners.

Jaguar doesn’t yet quote a time for charging the I-Pace using a conventional three-pin domestic plug. While this isn’t the most ideal way of replenishing its battery, it’s a useful fall-back facility if more appropriate connections are unavailable.

Smart charging can replenish the battery during low-tariff electricity hours, while pre-conditioning allows owners to cool or heat the car while it’s still on charge, saving battery.

Jaguar claims 298 miles of range, which is on a par with the Hyundai Kona Electric. During a test route that took in urban driving, motorway and a long stint on some very challenging and twisty roads driven with a good dose of enthusiasm, we reduced 248 miles of predicted range to 93 miles in, coincidentally, 93 miles of driving, though we’d expect to achieve a better figure in normal commuting.

Buyers will receive two sets of charging cables – a three-pin charger, and a Type 2 one for rapid charging – enough to satisfy the needs of its UK buyers. Sadly, there's no bespoke charging network akin to Tesla's impressive Supercharger network, which will mark it down in the eyes of many premium EV customers, whether the primarily charge at home or not.

Reliability

  • Largely untested tech
  • Few moving parts
  • Strong interior construction

This might sound like a cop-out but it's a bit too soon to tel whether the Jaguar I-Pace is going to be a reliable car in the long term because it's packed full of new technonolgy, most of which hasn't had the time to go wrong yet.

That said, the electric drivetrain is at least largely free of moving parts, and then interior feels strongly assembled, so the early signs for this electric SUV are quite good.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £0
Insurance group 49 - 50
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